S: Grandma's Attic Vol. 3
FC: Grandma's Attic and other adventures with Grandma and Papa Vol. 3, 2010
1: Grandma's Attic Jensen and Finley
2: "Grandma's Attic" included Jensen this year. We had lots of fun this day playing in the "back forty".
3: "Make a blimp" "make an airplane" with play-dough was the favorite pastime. | Finley is busy at work! | Jensen learns the rules in Grandma's Attic.
4: The beginning of our year began with a ski trip to Big Sky Montana. Finley skied like a champ and rode the chair lifts with the big kids. We had fun in the big hot-tub every night and skiing everyday.
6: Papa and Grandma took Finley on a field trip to Cirque du Soleil. We saw so many fun characters including a ladybug and Ova. The actors did amazing stunts and tricks.
8: Uncle Jesse comes for a visit. Papa makes his famous pancakes for breakfast. Yum! Finley's pancakes spell out her name. So do Jensen's!
9: Busy times at Grandma's Attic!
10: Easter Sunday and it is dinner at Grandma and Papa's house.
11: Finley turns 5 years old at Bing Nursery School. She gets to wear a crown and the whole class sings "Happy Birthday" to her.
12: Grandma's Attic became party central for Finley's birthday. We made mermaid skirts for all of the girls and tridents and crowns for all of the boys. Mommy helped with the projects and Finley had a great mermaid party.
13: The skirts were trimmed in glitter and the crowns were made of cardboard with "jewels" on them.
14: Bubble Jensen!
15: Finley is finally 5! What a big day. Grandma Leah and Grandpa Col helped decorate the party room. A jumpy house, bubble machine and a | pin-the-flower-on-the-mermaid completed the atmosphere. | 5 | 5
18: Daddy is King of the Sea and hands out things from his treasure chest.
19: Finley and Jensen have a day at Grandma's Attic!
20: Busy, busy!
21: Building trains with Papa | Bath time, bath time, it is Finley's bath time!
22: Finley and Grandma have a "Girls Night" and cook Finley's favorite dinner ~ cheese fondue! Then we had a sleep-over with just the two of us.
23: Activities at Grandma's Attic include helping Papa make pancakes, helping Grandma make dinner and helping Papa play with blocks.
24: Summer brought many swim meets. Finley swam for SCRA and won some blue ribbons, too. She got a trophy for the "most improved" swimmer. Grandma and Papa went to almost all of her swim meets and were so proud of her!
25: Jensen has a morning at the park with Grandma and Papa. What a surprise to find a "tractor".
26: A hot-tub, dinner, jamies and then outside to make "Smores" for dessert on the patio.
27: We know Finley likes "Smores" and it looks like Jensen does, too!
28: Finley and Jensen working in the attic. Jensen "finished" with play-dough and decided to work at building his tower on the floor.
29: Finley gets dressed up and Jensen prefers "little Einsteins"
30: Stanford Sierra Camp - August 2010. Jesse and Stacey came, too. We hiked to Angora Lakes, we played in the cabin and played at Baby Beach. We had so much fun!
33: when you are at camp!
35: Jensen! | 2 | 2
39: Papa and Jensen take a trip to the airport and watch the planes land. They also crawled around in Papa's plane and pretended they were flying it somewhere.
40: Dress-up! And Jensen gets into it, too!
43: We all have fun cooking and eating what we made for dinner. Jensen knows a thing or two about the kitchen, also!
44: Jensen in the attic, making and flying his blimp! | :Finley and grandma making spaghetti and French bread for dinner.
46: In October we took a field trip to the aquarium. We stayed the night at the Embassy suites. The indoor glass elevators at the hotel were as popular as the sharks!
47: At the cocktail hour in the lobby, Finley took advantage of the "stage" and was truly the "Dancing Queen." | From sunsets on the balcony to room service dinner - a grand time was had by all!
48: I'm a cook. You're a cook. And we have a good look! We go to grandma's kitchen And look in our recipe book. We try a thing or two And make some chiller cupcakes for you! We chop and we stir. We pour and we measure. We make something interesting that will surely be a treasure! So take a sniff of what we've got We bet you'll like it a lot! | by Finley and Grandma
49: Grandma | Spaghetti | Dice 3 large onions Saute in 3 TBS. of oil until golden Add 2 28 oz. cans of Tomatoes Add 2 13 oz. cans of tomato paste Stir vigorously and simmer for 3 hours uncovered Add 2 cloves of crushed garlic 2 TBS. sugar 1 TBS salt and 1TBS of pepper 1TBS oregano and 1 TBS basil 8 | Grandma and Finley have had lots of fun cooking this year. Finley cuts herbs from the garden and prepares her "Mise en place". We play games while we wait for our cooking to be done.
50: Dancing to the "Skeleton Dance" on Grandma's iPad. | Happy Halloween!
51: Trick or Treat! | Pixie-dust was sprinkled all over Palo Alto and Jensen flew from house to house collecting goodies.
52: Random acts of fun at "Grandma's Attic"
54: Uncle Jesse and Aunt Stacey came for a visit at Thanksgiving. We took our family picture and had lots of fun adventures - to the zoo and to the hospital so Mommy could do an ultra-sound on Stacey and Jesse's baby.
55: Getting ready for Christmas at Grandma and Papa's house.
56: On December 5th Mommy, Grandma and Finley head off to see the Nutcracker Ballet. We had lunch with Brooklyn and her mommy and after the play got to meet lots of the ballerinas from the show.
57: A couple of weeks later, Grandma and Papa take Finley to see the Rockettes at the HP Pavilion in San Jose.
58: A game of Crazy 8's before going to celebrate Christmas at Finley's and Jensen's house. | It was a "Holly Jolly Christmas" for sure as Finley sings along with Papa on the piano.
59: Finley Jane Finley Jane Such a pretty little name I love you You love me Together we are a family | Jensen Dean Jensen Dean Handsomest boy I've ever seen I love you You love me Together we are a family